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This article was considered for deletion at Wikipedia on March 13 2019. This is a backup of Wikipedia:Alk-. All of its AfDs can be found at Wikipedia:Special:PrefixIndex/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Alk-, the first at Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Alk-. Purge

Template:Unreferenced stub The root alk- is used in organic chemistry to form classification names for classes of organic compounds which contain a carbon skeleton but no aromatic rings. It was extracted from the word alcohol by removing the -ol suffix. See e.g. alkyl, alkane. Template:Orgchemsuffixes Template:Orgchem-stub